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Study at a University in Australia

higher-education-factsAustralian universities have an excellent reputation for research, with some ranked in the world's best. The government has a strong monitoring system to ensure that programs and teachers are the best they can be.

Australia has 43 universities. Approximately 1,200,000 students are currently attending Australian universities; 330,000 of these being international. Approximately 2/3 of students are undergraduate, while 1/3 are post graduate. Students are supported by approximately 100,000 university employees.

Vocabulary note

While many cultures referred to every level of education as 'school', in Australia 'school' is used for primary and high school only. So, do not ask an Australian university student what school they go to. They will look at you in a confused way! In addition, 'university' is referred to as 'uni'.

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The Australian University system offers a complete range of programs and courses which will award you a valuable qualification that can be used globally.

Each university is self accrediting and rate sits on rules and regulations. They receive a large amount of funding from the government, but students are still required to pay fees to study.

Upon completing an Australian University program you will be awarded a Bachelor degree, Honours degree, Graduate certificate, Graduate diploma, Masters degree, or Doctoral degree. In comparison to Vocational Education and Training, which delivers shorter, more practical courses for specific industry requirements, university courses tend to be theory based. However, should you be studying for a profession such as engineering, dentistry, or teaching, the courses will have practical components as well.

Academic calender

The university year begins at the end of February or beginning of March. The second semester usually starts at the end of July. The summer holidays are from December to February.

Tuition fees

The government provides a large amount of funding per student, but additional tuition fees are paid by the students themselves. As an international student, you can expect to pay between AUD$18,000-$40,000 a year for a bachelor's degree, and approximately AUD$20,000-$36,000 for a graduate degree, including a Masters or Ph.D.


Universities in Australia

Australian Catholic University
Australian National University
Bond University (private)
Central Queensland University
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University
Curtin University
Deakin University
Edith Cowan University
Flinders University
Griffith University
James Cook University
La Trobe University
Macquarie University
Monash University
Murdoch University
Queensland University of Technology
RMIT University
Southern Cross University
Swinburne University of Technology



Torrens University
University of Adelaide
University of Ballarat
University of Canberra
University of Melbourne
University of New England
University of New South Wales
University of Newcastle
University of Notre Dame (private)
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
University of Southern Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of Western Australia
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong
Victoria University